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killed, we had a terrorist attack in libya that was contrary to the president's triumphant narrative. it flew in the face of his strongest argument for reelection, that he has been strong on terror. there was and this fellow, the sleazy and gratuitously fellow and his colleagues spun the events, they twisted the events that happened in benghazi to fit the narrative. they could not admit it was a successful terrorist attack that took down the ambassador and his three colleagues because that flew in the face of the president's triumphant narrative and his march to reelection. so they spun it. here in my opinion, is where we faltered. we should have concentrated on two things. why did we have such a light footprints in such a volatile country to begin with? where was the security? i almost got killed in benghazi. >> we watched it on the air. >> and i know these militia. they turn on their mother in a heart bet. these are people with no character, no morals, that today their motivation is islam. tomorrow it's money, weapons, whatever it is. we should have had a much stronger footprints t
says it was about the wider middle east and not specifically about libya. >> the e-mail was about protests around the region. if you want to tell me today that the protest and, again -- >> but benghazi was part of it, right? >> right. i want to refer you to the cia talking points on that. most people remember there were demonstrations around the region that were in reaction to what people felt was an offensive video. >> you were being cautious. you're saying there's an investigation there. that's 9/12. why on 9/14 is ben rhodes writing an e-mail saying judgments this was inspired by a video. why wasn't it we don't know. >> do you need a copy of the cia report? >> i've read them. >> it is a cut and paste from the talking points which much to your disappointment turned out to be produced by the cia. >> mark halperin, that's just not true. first of all, here's nancy pelosi. i think she said it best right here when she said benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. >> what i will say is benghazi, benghazi, benghazi. why aren't we talking about something else? whatever was in that -- what i know o
.s. ambassador to libya. three other americans killed in the attack in benghazi. why the white house blames it on a video caused so much anger in the islamic world when he says they knew that couldn't wasn't the case. >> four individuals died. they are not responding time to get there. may have been able to. we will never know. >> was it a video? >> no. was it a video that sparked a protest? >> no, sir. >> the white house argues these are celted issues but they placed plenty of questions about how all of this skoming out at the time. they suggested blaming attacks on an internet video. carney has said this e-mail was not specifically about benghazi they were released with an entire set of e-mails that specifically included a set of benghazi materials. >> how much time has been sent focusing on talking points that could have been spent on moving forward? >> if the e-mail was not about benghazi why did the white house turn it over to conservative groups seeking information about benghazi? >> you have to look at the employee requests. >> the white house punting on that question. all of this is
fallout from the deadly raid on the consulate in benghazi, libya. a retired u.s. general has told lawmakers that u.s. forces should have done more to help save the lives of americans who came under attack. here's abc's karen travers. >> reporter: 18 months later and the attack in benghazi is still controversial. on capitol hill on thursday, a retired general who was in the u.s. military's operations center during the attack says u.s. forces should have tried harder to get to the american compound quicker. >> could we have gotten there in time to make a difference? the point is we should have tried. >> reporter: four americans died during the attack, including u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. he placed the blame on the state department for not making stronger requests for help. >> we didn't know how long this would last when we became aware of the distress. nor did we completely understand what we had in front of us. we had a kidnapping, rescue, recovery, protracted hostile engagement or any or all of the above. >> this newly released e-mail suggests that the white house bl
up military intelligence there in libya for the united states military, and he said, no, we knew right away that it was al qaeda. i asked him if al qaeda was on the run or were they growing and expanding? they were growing and expanding. >> there's another scandal i know you're intimately aware of. on the show the other day, you spilled the beans that maybe leader eric cantor would announce a contempt resolution for lois lerner. that it would come next week. now the official word has come from cantor. what are we to make of what will happen next week? >> they're going to have a drama. we'll have some debate on the floor of the house about this. then we'll get the vote. it will be very interesting to see what the democrats do on this. do we or do we not want the truth? are we or are we not going to try to get that truth? that's what's going to play out next week. it will happen with a floor vote and then there are a variety of options the house will have. >> congressman, thanks for your time. >>> fox news delving deeper into the newly released e-mails about benghazi and the admini
attack that had nothing to do with any video. the c.i.a.'s libya station chief and other administration officials immediately recognized and reported that the attack was an act of terror, not a spontaneous demonstration. the american people demanded answers. congress demanded answers as well, but the administration has systematically stone called our ability to get those answers. and that is where this nominee's role comes in to play. following the benghazi attack, mr. chuang left his position at the department of homeland security to undertake a special detail at the state department. his job at state department was to provide legal guidance and manage the department's responses to the congressional investigation into a terrorist attack. for months, the state department ignored congressional inquiries that forced the house oversight and government reform committee to issue subpoenas in all 2013. mr. chuang received those duly issued subpoenas but continued the administration's policies of systematic stonewalling. so let me be very clear. the state department has never asserted that the
officials wanted to shape the way the attack on the u.s. consulate in ben gauzily libya was for raid. it contains advice on how u.n. ambassador susan rice should talk about that incident in her tv appearances. four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens, were killed in the attack in september 2012. now, in that email rhodes focuses on the protests going on in the middle east at the time it over an internet video. republicans have long accused the white house of trying to minimize the role of terrorism in that attack while president obama was campaigning for re-election. >>> it is 7:21. a city street collapses in baltimore sending at least ten cars down an embankment. the steps crews had to take even before they started the clean- up process. >> i mean, they come out of nowhere and then they're here and there is like two or 300 of them. >> you got to be kidding me? this is like being in the alfred hutch koch movie the birds. what a central valley woman thinks caused this invasion. >>> a central valley woman says she feels like she is living in the alfred hitchcock movie "t
outcomes. >> we had a guest here who complained that when we saw similar images in libya and ukraine, members of the senate took to the floor and demanded action, but when it was south sudan, silence. your reaction. >> well, i can see where that argument comes from. i think a lot of people are very frustrated, policy makers around the globe, as to how to get to these two leaders, the president and former president, and how to change their calculations. i don't think some sort of international intervention is on the table here, but there really is a good deal of attention that's going to this. it's not so much why don't people care, it's how can we change their behavior and so far, we're coming up empty. >> how will john kerry's presence at the peace talks be received given the recent threat of u.s. sanctions? >> i think the symbolism of his direct involvement is going to be a good thing, and i suspect there may be conversations about those sanctions and how they can be most impactful. a lot depends on the region, on neighboring countries. it's good to hear secretary kerry is meeting
, on what happened over in libya, in benghazi on that night where four brave americans died. well, now we know that there was a coverup as well because they had redacted, they crossed out all the stuff. then finally we got to see it. yesterday the white house press corps had it up to here. they realized they had been lied to for over a year and it even came down to where jay carney, who apparently is not paid enough because he tries to do a good job for the administration, he said that the benghazi memo that they prepared for susan rice before she went out on the sundayç shows, it wasn't about benghazi, even though at the top of it it said "benghazi." here's jonathan carl. >> you knew full well what susan rice primarily was going to be asked about was the attack, terrorist attack on a u.s. consolate. ambassador rice went on those shows and said the attack in benghazi was rooted in protests over an internet video. we now know that was not true. >> i would point you to what mike morrell said repeatedly in testimony about the?x(áqpáion of the talking points. >> morrell said last month, w
, libya that killed four americans newly released e-mails say the white house blamed the attack on an e-mail to deflect attention to policies. interviews days after the attacks saying she should quote, underscore these protests are rooted in an zernt internet video and not a broader failure of policy. and that's what she said. >> and reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated. >> reporter: the white house has long insisted rice's talking points came from the intelligence communities but the e-mail is written by a top political aide and the cia director told congress the intelligence community didn't agree with what rice said. >> when she talked about the video, my reaction is that is not something that the analysts have attributed this attack to. >> reporter: the white house insists she didn't change the story at all but released in response to a lawsuit demanding all benghazi related e-mails. >> why were you holding back this information? why was the e-mail not turned over to the congress? this is directly relevant. why did you hold it back? >> john, again -- >> why di
has not been truthful about its explanation of the 2012 attack in benghazi, libya. >> u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed when terrorists raided the consulate. judicial watch says the the attack as a spontaneous ray- reaction to an anti-muslim film. >> the documents include talking points prepared for then u.n. ambassador susan rice who appeared on a number of talk shows. the white house denies there's any smoking gun. >> this document, as i said, was explicitly not about benghazi but about the general dynamic in the arab -- or in the muslim world at the time. i would also point out that the document itself states explicitly that ambassador rice is not on the sunday shows to talk politics. this was part of our effort to explain our views, both as a matter of policy and as a matter of what was happening on the ground, with regards to the protests that were underway around the region. > >>> critics say they tried to cover up the real reason for the attacks so it could show that the president was tough on this in the 2012 campaign. >> they show bengh
to libya and say it was a war. we were killing, but not dying. so that was not a war. ok, what i am saying is whistleblowers have the ability to avert a disastrous, hopeless, bloody war and not only that one. iraq could have been stopped that way by anyone of a thousand people who knew what we were getting into. not one of whom told the truth. nor did any -- actually, there were in that particular case, unlike vietnam, a couple of reporters, walter pincus and few others, some dissenters talking about the lack of evidence for wmd's. but the leaks, the top seek it -- the top secret leaks to judith miller and michael gordon that there were wmd's, that there were cylinders and dealings to get yellowcake for saddam, that was all over the front page of "the new york ," and that got us into the war. so the reporters in washington failed across the board on iraq in exactly the same way they had failed years before on vietnam. and the people in the government all failed to carry out their oath to the constitution all without any exception known to me except for a two anonymous ones. the government
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